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Chester Co - US 202 Ramp Closures for Highway Expansion

Published On: Apr 23 2014 02:33:24 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2014 03:22:33 PM CDT

update May 13, 2014:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened the Swedesford Road on-ramp to U.S. Route 202 South at the Route 29 Interchange in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, following the completion of concrete paving at this location.

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update May 6, 2014:

The U.S. Route 202 South off-ramp to Route 29 South in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, will close Monday (May 12) for two months for ramp and highway reconstruction.

The upcoming ramp closure is part of PennDOT’s $105.4 million project to expand four miles of Route 202 to six lanes from north of the Route 401 Interchange to the Route 252/Swedesford Road Interchange. This temporary ramp closure will expedite the placing of new concrete pavements on the ramp and along the southbound side of Route 202 by allowing construction to be done in a single operation rather than multiple mini-stages.

The Route 202 South off-ramp to Route 29 South/Malvern will be shut down until July 14. A posted detour will take southbound Route 202 motorists off at the Route 29 North/Great Valley exit, and drivers will then turn left at Swedesford Road and follow it to Route 29 (Morehall Road).

Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor on the project. Construction to expand this four-mile section of Route 202 to six lanes began in April 2011 and is scheduled to finish this fall.

For more information on the expansion of Route 202 in East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships, visit www.us202-300.com.

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Two ramps along southbound U.S. Route 202 will be closed and detoured at the Route 29 Interchange in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, for approximately two months, starting this spring, for ramp and highway construction.

PennDOT said the upcoming temporary ramp closures will expedite the placing of new ramp and highway pavements along the southbound side of Route 202. The ramp closures will allow construction to be done in a single operation rather than multiple mini-stages.

From Monday (April 28) to June 16, the Swedesford Road on-ramp to Route 202, which is located east of Route 29 across from Liberty Boulevard, will be closed and detoured. The posted detour will take motorists west on Swedesford Road to the on-ramp to Route 202 South.

From May 12 to July 14, the Route 202 South off-ramp to Route 29 South/Malvern will be closed and detoured. The posted detour will take southbound Route 202 motorists off at the Route 29 North/Great Valley exit. Drivers will then turn left at Swedesford Road and follow it to Route 29.

This work is part of PennDOT’s $105.4 million project to expand four miles of Route 202 to six lanes from north of the Route 401 Interchange to the Route 252/Swedesford Road Interchange. Construction began in April 2011 and is scheduled to finish this fall. Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor.

PennDOT currently has two projects in construction to expand 6.5 miles of Route 202 to six lanes from just south of the Route 252 Interchange to the Route 30 Interchange to enhance travel and reduce congestion.

For more information on the expansion of Route 202 in East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships, visit www.us202-300.com.

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